Throwback Thursday #01

The lovely Kyla did a fun series on her blog a while back where she showed off some of her older design work. As I’m re-working my editorial calendar, I love the idea of Thursdays being flexible. While I don’t participate in Throwback Thursday on Instagram, I have a ton of old design work that I can share here that is embarrassing and terrible. Happy almost Friday!

Eighteen Layout Header - Studio 404

Collages and grunge were big in 2008! Six years ago in April, I debuted this header on the blog for a month. As you can see it’s pretty terrible. I was still listening to I’m Not Dead like nobody’s business.  Brushes were still a big deal and hello image maps for menus! We won’t even talk about the type.

I’m challenging you guys to start sharing some of your old design work, especially if you’ve been designing for a while. Everyone starts off somewhere and even though this was about three years in my career, it was still pretty awful compared to today’s work.


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Angelica Yarde
My name is Angel Yarde. I am a designer, front-end developer, and speaker. I am the editor and designer of Studio 404 whic was founded in December 2006. In January 2014, I launched Studio 404 Paper, a paper shop which includes type-focused greeting cards, note cards, and prints. I currently reside in Celebration, Florida where I co-own a branding strategy studio, Sevenality, with my husband.
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  1. Design trends change. I am SO glad everyone is going through a cleaner, minimal style now. But if you were to become a graphic designer collage expert, you’d absolutely have your place. Something like Kellyn Walker, with an edge! 😀

    • Haha, I think I’m over the minimal style 😛 I’m never satisfied. Oh man, I didn’t think I was good at collages at all, especially knowing girls who were just amazing. Seeing people who are still doing it always inspire me!

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